Ada Hegerberg want to be Messi, Ronaldo of women’s football

Ada Hegerberg, 23, a pretty Norwegian girl from Lyon club became the first female player to win the Ballon d’Or. Not only that, with youth and talent, Ada also promises to dominate this award in the coming years.

At the award ceremony, DJ Martin Solveig suggested Ada Hegerberg to make a sexy dance. The young girl was very shy at this rude request, but also politely danced some waltz to make the auditorium lively.

Even though Solveig later apologized on social media, and Ada said that she did not mind, this detail again shows in part how people perceive women’s football. Female players are often overlooked, and are sometimes disrespected.

But women’s football in recent years has many phenomena that change their views. Marta, for example, is a Brazilian legend. And most recently there is Ada Hegerberg, the rock star for Lyon. Ada’s achievements over the years are impressive. This pretty girl is an “assassin” on the football field, with a goal of scoring, which makes people think of male footballers like Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Last season, Ada scored 42 goals after 25 appearances for Lyon, achieving 1.68 goals per game. Season 2015/16 also, Ada scored 54 goals in 35 matches, 1.54 goals per game. It should be remembered that, although women’s football is not as fierce as men’s football, but achieving the above ratio in France is not simple. Ada made a significant contribution to the French championship record four times in a row from the 2014/15 season to 2017/18 and the Champions League 3 times in a row from the seasons 2015/16 to 2017/18 with Lyon.

Only 23 years old, Ada is young to conquer other titles. With her honor yesterday, she became the first female player to win the Ballon d’Or. In an interview, Ada affirmed unlimited ambitions. She said: “I want to be Ronaldo and Messi of the women’s football”, ie want to dominate this award for many more years. It is entirely possible, especially at the club level, when from 2017, Ada decided to temporarily leave Norway because of disappointment with the chance of women’s football and the state of her women’s football background.

That may be an extreme decision, but since then, Ada has achieved more success in her career, and she confesses “feeling happy”. Ada’s performance this season is very impressive. After 12 matches on all competitions with Lyon, Ada has scored 13 goals. Ada’s Lyon lead the league with 34 points, 2 points behind second place PSG, while the tournament has 10 more rounds to finish.

Vietnam fight agaist Iran in the opening match of the second round of the Asian women’s U19 tournament 2019

U19 Vietnam entered the opening match against Iran in the framework of Group B, second round of 2019 Asian U19 women tournament held at Yanmar yard – Vietnam Youth Football Training Center (Hanoi) . As the home team, U19 Vietnam will work towards a favorable outcome when play agaist Iran in the form of Group B, second round of Asian Women’s U19 tournament 2019.

Before the opening match, Vietnam’s coach Mai Duc Chung completed preparation, keeping the stable psychology and excited on the training ground. The issue of physical fitness of female players also has a change and improvement when all the training plans proposed are met and completed well. In addition to closing the competition framework, head coach Mai Duc Chung also continued with the assistant to train in long-term for young players called up on the team.

Coach Mai Duc Chung said that Vietnamese women’s football team is a rejuvenating force so the U19 Vietnam is consists of 18-year-old players and even 16-year-old athletes who are interested in learning, practicing, cultivating more experience. Coach Mai Duc Chung has completed the preparation.

In the pre-tournament press conference, assessing the coming opponents, the Vietnam Women’s U19 coach shared: “In the second round, the Vietnamese team met very strong opponents such as the Korean and Lebanese female players and the West Asian players, the stature is very high, physically, strong, the potential is very fast, at the present time, I am not satisfied with the force. Currently, I wish to have more and better athletes, the Vietnamese U19 women’s team has a rejuvenating process, so we cannot have the strongest force in this tournament. Respect the competitors and set a target to try hard, learn the spirit of the male players U23 team and the national team recently “.

For their part, the head of the Iranian women’s U19 team – Ms. Katayoun Khosrowyar also shared many interesting information about the women’s U19 team and Iranian women’s football in general at the press conference: “I am the head of the young women’s team who is 1 year 2 months. Our U19 women’s team went to Russia for training twice, competed with the clubs here, then went to Romania, Azerbaijan … The great success of male Iranian team in the 2018 World Cup has made Iran’s football become a superpower In Asia, women’s football thus has a driving force. My goal is to bring the U19 women’s team to become a force in the continental arena. The top B is our goal. ”

Mia Hamm – American women’s football legend

Mariel Margaret Hamm was recognized as the best female football player in history. She was born in Selma, Alabama, the USA on March 17, 1972. She has played for the American women’s football team for the past 17 years and has the largest fan compared to any American athlete.

Mia Hamm won the Women’s World Cup championship in 1991, 1999 and Olympic gold medal in 1996 and 2004. She was voted FIFA’s “Best Player of the Year” for two consecutive years in 2001 and 2002. Mia Hamm holds the record for most international goals until June 2013, after which her record was broken by teammate Abby Wambach.

As the daughter of an air force pilot, Hamm often had to relocate with her family and her brother who was supposed to encourage her to pursue a career in sports. At age 15, Hamm is the youngest female player to play for the national team. She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she helped the school’s female football team win four consecutive NCAA championships.

International achievements

In 1991, at the age of 19, Hamm was the youngest female player in history to win the World Cup. Five years later, Hamm and his teammates include Michelle Akers, Brandi Chastain and Kristine Lilly winning the 1996 Summer Olympics gold medal in Atlanta, Georgia. In 1999, Hamm set a new scoring record when scoring the 108th goal for the US team. She holds this record until June 2013 and is broken by another American player, Abby Wambach.

Hamm won American football’s “Best Female Athlete of the Year” for 5 consecutive years (1994-1998), MVP of the Women’s Cup (1995) and 3 ESPY Awards in the category “Female athlete of the year” and ”Player of the year”. In 2004, Hamm and her teammate Michelle Akers were named in the list of “125 Greatest Living Players”. At that time, they were the only female athletes and the only American elected to this list.

Life outside the lawn

In 1994, Hamm married her college lover Christiaan Corry. In 2001, they divorced and Hamm married a second time with baseball player Nomar Garciaparra in 2003. After helping the US team win the 2004 Summer Olympics gold medal, Hamm decided to retire from his career.

In 1999, Mia founded Mia Hamm Foundation to support bone marrow studies after her brother died of a rare blood disease.

U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Sues U.S Federation for Gender Discrimination

United States squad  – The leading women’s soccer team significantly recorded a gender discrimination lawsuit against their home soccer federation over pay equity and discriminated working conditions

On Friday, more than two dozen of United States women’s national team members brought U.S. Soccer to a federal court.

The suit is hold by United States District Court in Los Angeles, just comes three months before the female team will compete for its Women’s World Cup title at this summer’s tournament in France. In their case and a statement released by the team, twenty-eight players described that US soccer give “institutionalized gender discrimination” that has existed for years.

The discrimination, the female players said, affects not only their wages but also the location and the consequences, the training ways, the medical treatment and coaching they receive, and even the travel ways to matches.

The players involved includes prominent stars like Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe and Carli Lloyd as well as their teammates who are some of the most accomplished and best-known female players in the world, members of a squad that has been a leading force in female sports for more than a generation.

The  continuing battle between women’s soccer players and U.S. Soccer, which is not only their employer, but also the federation that governs the sport in America, has pushed them to the forefront of an expanding fight for equality in women’s sports. In recent years, the  athletes in other sports genres such as American hockey gold medalists, Canadian soccer pros, W.N.B.A. players — have communicated to the United States players and their union for instruction in their efforts to win similar gains in terms of paychecks and working conditions.

For many years, U.S. Soccer Federation has been a world leader in its support for women’s soccer; its contribution of time and resources which has brought the United States became a three-time world champion and a four-time Olympic gold medalist, the major power in women’s game. But at that time generations of women’s national team players are always complaining that the federation’s financial support and logistical infrastructure for women’s athletes have lagged behind in comparison with the more high-profile men’s team.

The fight of women’s players maximize their value in the same way other athletes have done and provide a roadmap for the next team home or abroad which catches fire and has to follow suits related to the great inequities in resources or a governing body’s discrimination between the men’s soccer and the women’s.